Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – December 2013 And 2013 Year End


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The BMW 3-Series was not Canada’s best-selling luxury brand car in December 2013, but the calendar year was indeed owned by the 3-Series. Outselling the Mercedes-Benz C-Class by 3151 units as C-Class volume fell and the 3er climbed, BMW’s core model generated just under four out of every ten BMW Canada sales in 2013. 

Including the 4-Series, sales of which are broken out in Canada but not in the U.S., the 3-Series lineup accounted for 41% of BMW Canada volume.

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The third-ranked luxury brand car was the declining Audi A4, sales of which, when combined with its A5 offshoot, still didn’t quite measure up to the 3-Series or C-Class. 

Unlike the 3-Series or C-Class, the A4 isn’t its brand’s top seller. (The Q5 outsold the A4 by 1591 units.) 

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class, sales of which are combined in Canada, outsold the Cadillac ATS by just 103 units. Based on U.S. figures, there were perhaps around 345 CLS-Class sedans in Canada in 2013, certainly enough to make the ATS Canada’s fourth-best-selling premium brand car.

Acura car sales slid 5% in 2013. In the brand’s best year ever, Audi car sales fell 8%. Bentley, which doesn’t yet sell an EXP 9F, was up 17% to 147 Canadian sales in 2013. Overall BMW car sales rose 6% in Canada. Cadillac car volume was up 92%, a figure that was dragged down by the CTS’s 54% decline as it transitions to a new model and, in essence, a new segment. Infiniti cars were down 1% but rose 39% in December. 

Jaguar, still SUV-less, was up 96%; up 61% without the F-Type’s help. Lexus car sales rose 2%, equal to 177 extra sales, in the brand’s best-ever year. Lincoln car sales shot up 40% with an extra 758 MKZs and 221 fewer MKS sales. Maserati, which like Jaguar still lacks a utility vehicle, was up 32% to 214 sales with assistance from the Ghibli. R-Class included, Mercedes-Benz car sales were up 4%; without the R-Class Benz cars were up 6%. 

Porsche car sales jumped 19% but only generated 44% of Porsche Canada’s volume in the company’s best-ever Canadian sales year. Volvo Canada car sales plunged 23% as the company’s total sales fell to less than half the total Volvo achieved as recently as 2006, when sales had fallen 15% year-over-year.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small and midsize luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012

Small/Entry Luxury Car
December 2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
27 -100%
202
409 -50.6% 3192 2259 41.3%
267
78 242% 979 1438 -31.9%
63 -100% 354 1409 -74.9%
412
429 -4.0% 5956 6118 -2.6%
134
113 18.6% 2351 2024 16.2%
262
59 344% 881 1093 -19.4%
658
940 -30.0% 12,507 11,234 11.3%
112
546
385
72 435% 3256 189 1623%
12
30 -60.0% 1776 2918 -39.1%
175
85 106% 1272 85 1396%
32
92 -65.2% 979 1640 -40.3%
108 -100%
256
167 53.3% 2579 1975 30.6%
200
325 -38.5% 3207 454 606%
812
1010 -19.6% 9356 10,616 -11.9%
138
608
15 -100%
1
11 -90.9% 310 607 -48.9%
81
46 76.1% 1374 1525 -9.9%
Total
4139
3929 5.3% 51,483 45,734 12.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
9
1 800% 185 29 538%
193
399 -51.6% 2374 3323 -28.6%
53
50 6.0% 1033 937 10.0%
57
46 23.9% 730 907 -19.5%
272
163 66.9% 2717 2727 -0.4%
87
77 13.0% 997 2157 -53.8%
1 4 -75.0%
2 -100%
40
57 -29.8% 787 270 191%
7
5 40.0% 83 116 -28.4%
4
22 -81.8% 249 320 -22.2%
52
21 148% 604 344 75.6%
180
218 -17.4% 3096 2535 22.1%
44
52 -15.4% 642 924 -30.5%
26
15 -3.8% 392 450 -12.9%
129
56 130% 1625 867 87.4%
321
254 26.4% 3359 4083 -17.7%
3
35 -91.4% 118 498 -76.3%
6 -100%
9
4 125% 59 196 -69.9%
39
50 -22.0% 624 774 -19.4%
Total
1396
1525 -8.5% 19,675 21,469 -8.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
^ Acura combines sales figures of the outgoing RL with the new RLX. Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class.
^ Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad.
^ Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 62.6% to 187 in December; up 1.5% to 3048 in 2013.

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